Mathematizing is the process of understanding the math occurring within children's daily lives.
- The quality of materials dictates the quality of the mathematical thinking children will process.
- The exploration of materials builds the logical-mathematical skills required for understanding mathematics.
- The investigation of math concepts within real-world applications develops the understanding of the mathematical relationships found within structures and their function.
- Play is an opportunity to use math language and inquiry to communicate and express one's understanding of the world around us.
Gateways Content Area: (D) - Curriculum or Program Design
CDA Content Area: (2) - Physical/Intellectual